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Does my child need braces?

Does my child need braces?

Braces for children are not uncommon. Lots of children wear braces, especially at secondary school. But it can also be a good idea for younger children to get braces. If you want to know how old your child needs to be to start wearing braces or wondering what orthodontic treatment costs, we discuss all the options in this article. How do you know if your child needs braces? A brace isn't usually...

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Braces costs and insurance for adults 2022

Braces costs and insurance for adults 2022

In this article, you’ll find all the information you need about the cost of adult braces and insurance options.

What do adult braces cost?

The cost of braces for adults depends on various elements. Firstly, prices are set by the government. However, there are other factors that can influence the cost.

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Types of braces for adults

Types of braces for adults

When you are trying to decide if you want braces or if you have been advised you need braces, you’ll probably have lots of questions. You may want to know exactly which brace is best. Or you may be wondering how the process works.

In this article, we explain the different types of braces for adults, and the process of getting braces. If you have any more questions, please have a look at our frequently asked questions page or contact us directly.

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Braces for adults, how it works

Braces for adults, how it works

Many people associate braces with children.

Today, we see a growing number of adults choosing to get braces. With improved care and better oral hygiene, our teeth are lasting longer than ever. And this makes the investment worthwhile.

Wearing braces when you are older is a little different than when you were a child. In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about adult braces.

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Aligners: the clear braces that fit over your teeth

Aligners: the clear braces that fit over your teeth

Aligners are highly popular clear braces that fit over your teeth. At SmileDesigner we’ve experienced a great demand for this type of treatment. And we can understand why; who wouldn’t want a treatment that is as good as invisible and can give you beautiful and healthy teeth? Although the product itself looks simple and can even be bought from online providers, aligner treatment is not that straightforward.

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Your health insurance and orthodontic treatment: some tips

Your health insurance and orthodontic treatment: some tips

In the Netherlands you can change your health insurance provider before the end of each year. Conditions of cover may vary from one health insurer to next so in this article we give you some tips on what to look out for when it comes to orthodontic coverage.

Basic health insurance will only cover the costs of orthodontic treatment in patients up to the age of 18 in exceptional cases

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Healthy teeth and the impact of food and drink

Healthy teeth and the impact of food and drink

The foods you eat and how often you eat affect not only your oral health but also your overall health. Consuming too many sugars, fruit juices and snacks in particular has a negative effect on your oral health. Common problems include cavities, inflamed gums and tooth erosion. Are you eating for healthy teeth?

In this article we give you some tips on what to look out for.

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Why choose a registered orthodontist?

Why choose a registered orthodontist?

As you probably know, many dentists nowadays also offer orthodontic treatments. In this article, we explain the differences between a dentist and orthodontist and show you why it is always wise to choose a registered orthodontist. An orthodontist is an expert who specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of crooked teeth and facial asymmetries.

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